Best Of Minnesota

Best Playground

Viewers’ Choice For MN’s Best Playground: Litchfield’s On Lake Ripley

Summer unofficially begins this weekend and for families with young kids, that means a trip to the playground. WCCO viewers voted and their favorite playground in Minnesota is the Litchfield Community Built Playground on Lake Ripley.

05/23/2013

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Viewers’ Choice For MN’s Best Patio: Psycho Suzi’s

WCCO viewers picked what they believed to be the Best Patio in Minnesota, and Psycho Suzi’s in Northeast Minneapolis came out on top. When sitting on Psycho Suzi’s patio, it’s easy to feel like you’ve left the North Star state.

05/16/2013

Best Flower Shop

Viewers’ Choice For MN’s Best Flower Shop

Mother’s Day is almost here. And that means a lot of us will be sending flowers to the women who mean the most to us. WCCO viewers’ choice for Minnesota’s best flower shop is Martha’s Gardens.

05/09/2013

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Viewers’ Choice For MN’s Best Doggy Day Care

Our pets aren’t just animals that live in our house, they’re part of the family. And like any family member they deserve the best care.

05/02/2013

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Viewers’ Choice For MN’s Best Pizza

Pizza is something practically everyone loves, but not everyone agrees on. Thin crust or deep dish, anchovies or extra cheese – and who makes the best pie in town?

04/25/2013

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Best Of Minnesota: Hardware Store

As soon as this latest round of snow melts, spring projects begin — and that means a trip to the hardware store.

04/11/2013

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Best Of Minnesota: Juicy Lucys

One bar comes to mind for most WCCO viewers when they hear the term “Juicy Lucy,” and that place is Matt’s Bar in south Minneapolis.

04/04/2013

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Best Of Minnesota: Sports Bar

We are in the middle of March Madness, and on Thursday and Friday, there were as many as four games going on simultaneously. So this week Matt Brickman went in search to find the best sports bar in Minnesota.

03/23/2013

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Best Of MN: Corned Beef & Cabbage

The best place for corned beef and cabbage in Minnesota? WCCO viewers picked Manitou Station in White Bear Lake, an Irish pub that’s only three years old.

03/16/2013

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Best Of Minnesota: Spa

Looking for some way to recover after a tough winter? Visit the location voted the best spa in Minnesota by WCCO viewers — Spalon Montage in Edina.

03/09/2013

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Best Of Minnesota: Best Car Wash

Driving in a Minnesota winter can quickly lead to a filthy car, especially with a fresh batch of snow, dirt and salt covering the roads.

02/23/2013

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Best Of MN: Backyard Hockey Rink

Minnesota is the State of Hockey, which means the sport isn’t restricted to ice arenas and lakes.

02/16/2013

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Best Of Minnesota: Candy Store

WCCO viewers said the Best Candy Store in the state is the same one that’s become a landmark in downtown St. Paul – Candyland.

02/09/2013

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Best Of Minnesota: Bakery

The hunt for Best of Minnesota: Bakery saw the biggest response from WCCO viewers in the history of the franchise.

02/02/2013

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Best Of Minnesota: Happy Hour

WCCO viewers’ pick for Best Happy Hour has a great combination of good food, drink specials, and something fun to do.

01/19/2013

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Best Of Minnesota: Skiing Area

Thousands of votes came in over the last couple of weeks, as we tried to find the best ski area in the state. Places a little closer to metro like Wild Mountain got huge support on Facebook. But the spot with the most votes lies just an hour from the Canadian border — Lutsen Mountains on Lake Superior’s North Shore.

01/12/2013

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2012 Tasted Good: The Best New Restaurants That Opened In Minnesota

The increase in new restaurants around the metro area signals a growing interest for inventive bites. Check out this list to see what 2012 brought to the mouths of Minnesotans.

12/26/2012

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Best Of Minnesota: Hot Chocolate

The aptly named Bread & Chocolate in St. Paul is home to WCCO viewer’s favorite hot chocolate.

12/22/2012

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Best Concerts To Look Forward To In 2013

With a new year comes new musical acts. Check out what artists 2013 has in store for Minnesotans.

12/20/2012

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Best Of Minnesota: Delis

For a Jewish kid from the East Coast, Cecils Deli in St. Paul, might be the greatest thing since sliced bread.

12/15/2012

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Copycats: The Best Cover Bands In Minnesota

Looking for a local cover band that plays your favorite tunes? Check out this list for some of the best cover bands in Minnesota.

12/13/2012

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Best Of MN: Christmas Tree Farm

It doesn’t get any more authentic than cutting down your favorite Christmas tree by hand.

12/08/2012

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Best Of Minnesota: Butcher Shop

Minnesota is a state of hunters and fishermen, so there aren’t many things more important than meat.

12/01/2012

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Best Of Minnesota: Pumpkin Pie

This time of year, it seems like pumpkin makes its way into just about everything. WCCO viewers picked the place with the best pumpkin pie in Minnesota, and this location has been serving up over-sized treats for decades.

11/03/2012

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Best Of Minnesota: Haunted House

With Halloween just around the corner, haunted houses are popping up all over the Twin Cities.

10/13/2012

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